The full moon on October 8, 2014 is called Hunter’s Moon, Falling Leaf Moon or Blood Moon. This full fire moon in Aries exudes positive energy and enhances your enthusiasm. It’s an ideal time for Wiccan spells and rituals to enhance boldness, daring deeds and audacity.
This full moon might also be a super moon, depending on whose definition you read. However, there will certainly be a lunar eclipse. Since the full moon and eclipse take place in the early morning hours of October 8, (6:50 AM EDT), you should do your spell work on the evening of the 7th and leave your tools and talismans out to charge overnight.
Flowers: Calendula and Marigold
Stones: Morganite or pink Emerald, Opals and Tourmaline.
Before the night of the full moon, find a photograph that shows you at your most joyous and enthusiastic. Were you zip-lining through the jungle? Creating the perfect dish at a cooking class? Getting married or receiving an award? It doesn’t matter whether the photo was taken ten days or ten years ago, what counts is your passionate expression.
Place this picture in a small frame. You can paint the frame orange or glue the photo to an orange background.
Find a quiet, comfortable place where you will not be disturbed. You will need the following items: one orange candle, angelica oil and incense, a pen with blue ink, a self-portrait in an orange frame.
Use the oil to anoint the candle and your forehead. Light the candle and the incense and sit silently for a few moments, holding your photograph. Close your eyes and ask the Goddess or the Universe to guide your meditation. When you feel the time is right, say the following affirmation:
Full moon wish, joy and bliss. May I always feel like this. So mote it be!
Hold the picture in your hands and recall the exact moment when your heart was filled with so much joy and enthusiasm. Chances are, you had to expend some effort to get to that state, but the end result was well worth it. Hold the blissful feelings in your mind and make notes about the experience in your Book of Shadows. Write the affirmation down and dab the corners of the page with angelica oil.
When you are ready, give thanks for your blessings and extinguish the candle.
Cucumber salad with rice vinegar dressing and toasted sesame seeds.
Ginger Chicken Stew
Carrot Cake with Chocolate Glaze
If you need recipes or the full ritual ceremony for the October Hunter moon, you will find them in my eBook Simple Wiccan Magick Full Moon Spells & Rituals,
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